Soumya Srivastava

Soumya Srivastava is a senior web producer at Hindustan Times. She writes about movies and TV because what else is there to life anyway.

Articles by Soumya Srivastava

'Whether it was my parents breaking up..': Kajol on how mom explained all to her

Kajol talks about her upcoming film Tribhanga, playing with some colourful language and the relationship she shares with her mother, Tanuja.
Kajol is the daughter of veteran actor Tanuja.
Kajol is the daughter of veteran actor Tanuja.
Updated on Jan 11, 2021 08:37 AM IST
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Kaagaz movie review: Pankaj Tripathi tries his best to infuse life into a film killed by cliches

Kaagaz movie review: Pankaj Tripathi is brilliant as ever but still could not save this Satish Kaushik film that is riddled with cliches and still years behind in a genre that has seen far better examples.
Kaagaz movie review: Pankaj Tripathi plays a victim of bureaucratic corruption.
Kaagaz movie review: Pankaj Tripathi plays a victim of bureaucratic corruption.
Updated on Jan 07, 2021 02:14 PM IST
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Pankaj Tripathi on Kaagaz: ‘No one would have thought that a plain-looking guy like me could be lead actor of any film’

Actor Pankaj Tripathi, who arrived in Mumbai in 2004 to pursue his passion as an actor, says he would never have expected back then to be a lead actor in any film. He will soon be seen as the lead in Kaagaz.
Pankaj Tripathi will play the lead in Kaagaz.
Pankaj Tripathi will play the lead in Kaagaz.
Updated on Dec 26, 2020 07:09 AM IST
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Satish Kaushik on playing the foul-mouthed Manu Mundra in Scam 1992: ‘Shabana Azmi called me, said I was superb’

Satish Kaushik wants to reinvent himself not just as an actor but also as a director. The actor was recently seen in Scam 1992 as a potty-mouthed stockbroker and is now looking forward to his directorial, Kaagaz.
Satish Kaushik as Manu Mundra in Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story.
Satish Kaushik as Manu Mundra in Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story.
Updated on Dec 25, 2020 10:03 PM IST
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Wonder Woman 1984 movie review: Gal Gadot’s goddess-like charm barely saves a wonderless sequel

Wonder Woman 1984 movie review: Patty Jenkins’ follow-up to her inspired, wondrous 2017 film is a bit too dull, even with the charming star cast of Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kirsten Wiig and Pedro Pascal.
Wonder Woman 1984 movie review:The sequel lacks the soul of the wondrous first film.
Wonder Woman 1984 movie review:The sequel lacks the soul of the wondrous first film.
Updated on Dec 24, 2020 11:06 AM IST
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Radhika Apte agrees war films in India are ‘quite nationalistic’, says ‘we have a long way to go’ in telling more human stories

Radhika Apte talks about playing World War II British spy Noor Inayat-Khan in her film A Call To Spy. She talks to us about finding the right ingredients to play the war hero and how Bollywood still has a long way to go in telling more human stories from wars.
Radhika Apte plays Noor Inayat-Khan in A Call To Spy.
Radhika Apte plays Noor Inayat-Khan in A Call To Spy.
Updated on Dec 11, 2020 01:31 PM IST
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Arshad Warsi defends Hindi remakes of regional films: ‘If you make Benjamin Button, I don’t want to see Brad Pitt speaking Hindi’

Arshad Warsi has said that comparisons between Durgamati and Bhaagamathie do not bother him, adding that there is no risk as the director and the stories are the same.
Arshad Warsi plays a politician in Durgamati.
Arshad Warsi plays a politician in Durgamati.
Updated on Dec 05, 2020 07:09 AM IST
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Arshad Warsi on Munna Bhai 3: ‘I don’t think it is going to happen, you all should go to Rajkumar Hirani’s home and threaten him’

Actor Arshad Warsi is breaking a million Munna Bhai lovers’ hearts. He has revealed that nothing much is happening on the third part of the hit franchise and joked that fans should go and ‘threaten’ Rajkumar Hirani and Vidhu Vinod Chopra for it.
Arshad Warsi in a still from Lage Raho Munna Bhai.
Arshad Warsi in a still from Lage Raho Munna Bhai.
Updated on Dec 04, 2020 03:28 PM IST
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Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives review: All bark no bite, this desi Netflix show fails to get even trash TV right

Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives review: Netflix and Dharmatic bring a new reality series on the lives of Bollywood wives Maheep Kapoor, Bhavana Panday, Neelam Kothari Soni and Seema Khan.
Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives review: Netflix series needs more chaos.
Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives review: Netflix series needs more chaos.
Updated on Nov 28, 2020 11:52 AM IST
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His Dark Materials season 2 review: HBO epic gives up on philosophising, embraces action and adventure

His Dark Materials season 2 review: Dafne Keen returns are Lyra Silvertongue in the second season of HBO’s epic fantasy show based on Philip Pullman’s trilogy. This time, the tone has changed quite a lot.
His Dark Materials season 2 review: Dafne Keen as Lyra Silvertongue.
His Dark Materials season 2 review: Dafne Keen as Lyra Silvertongue.
Updated on Nov 17, 2020 05:37 PM IST
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Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari movie review: Diljit Dosanjh eclipses Manoj Bajpayee in this fun but scatterbrained comedy

Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari movie review: Diljit Dosanjh and Manoj Bajpayee lock horns in Tere Bin Laden director Abhishek Sharma’s latest film about a man who is desperate to get married and a wedding detective.
Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari review: The film features Fatima Sana Shaikh with Diljit Dosanjh.
Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari review: The film features Fatima Sana Shaikh with Diljit Dosanjh.
Updated on Nov 17, 2020 09:13 PM IST
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Ananya Panday says Shakun Batra was on her list of directors to work with: ‘It was everything I could have dreamed of’

Ananya Panday opens up about turning a year older and looking forward to new experiences. She also tells us about her fierce role as Pooja in Khaali Peeli and how she is looking forward to her next with Shakun Batra.
Ananya Panday will be seen in Shakun Batra’s film co-starring Deepika Padukone and Siddhant Chaturvedi.
Ananya Panday will be seen in Shakun Batra’s film co-starring Deepika Padukone and Siddhant Chaturvedi.
Updated on Nov 08, 2020 07:52 AM IST
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Ishaan Khatter on polarised response to A Suitable Boy starring him opposite Tabu: ‘You learn from it and you move on’

Ishaan Khatter knows that the reaction to his show A Suitable Boy has been polarised between positive and negative. However, the actor wants to take it as a lesson and keep working hard for his next projects.
Ishaan Khatter on mixed responses to A Suitable Boy.
Ishaan Khatter on mixed responses to A Suitable Boy.
Updated on Nov 07, 2020 07:18 AM IST
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Johnny Depp loses UK libel case over ‘wife beater’ article, court rules accusations were ‘substantially true’

Actor Johnny Depp has lost the libel case he had filed against UK’s The Sun magazine for calling him a wife beater in their article. The judge ruled that the paper’s allegations were “substantially true”.
The UK High Court has ruled against Johnny Depp in his libel suit against the owner of the Sun newpaper over wife-beating allegation, it was reported on Monday.(AP)
The UK High Court has ruled against Johnny Depp in his libel suit against the owner of the Sun newpaper over wife-beating allegation, it was reported on Monday.(AP)
Updated on Nov 02, 2020 04:14 PM IST
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Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig pay tributes to original James Bond Sean Connery: ‘Wherever he is, I hope there is a golf course’

Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig have paid tributes to the original James Bond, Sean Connery. The Scottish actor died on Saturday at 90 years old.
Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig played James Bond after Sean Connery.
Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig played James Bond after Sean Connery.
Updated on Nov 01, 2020 06:50 PM IST
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ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Soumya Srivastava

David Fincher’s Mank to compete for Oscar, to be out in theatres and on Netflix

David Fincher’s next feature film, Mank, will be release in select theatres on November 13 and on Netflix on December 4. The film is based on screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz who is known for collaborating with Orson Welles on Citizen Kane.
Amanda Seyfried and Gary Oldman in Mank.
Amanda Seyfried and Gary Oldman in Mank.
Updated on Oct 30, 2020 09:55 PM IST
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ByAsian News International | Posted by Soumya Srivastava

Taish review: Bejoy Nambiar brings thrill and style back to OTT in one of Zee5’s better offerings

Taish review: Bejoy Nambiar’s action-thriller with Harshvardhan Rane, Pulkit Samrat and Jim Sarbh is visually stunning and makes for an entertaining watch on the perils of unbridled rage.
Harshvardhan Rane in Taish.
Harshvardhan Rane in Taish.
Updated on Oct 29, 2020 11:50 AM IST
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Police traces man who stabbed actor Malvi Malhotra, not arrested yet as he is in a hospital for treatment

Mumbai Police has traced the man who stabbed actor Malvi Malhotra in Mumbai on Monday night. The man was found at a hospital 50kms from Mumbai, receiving treatment for something. He has not been arrested yet.
Malvi Malhotra was allegedly stabbed thrice by the man.
Malvi Malhotra was allegedly stabbed thrice by the man.
Updated on Oct 28, 2020 05:15 PM IST
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Fatima Sana Shaikh on boycott calls for films: ‘Whether you watch a film or not, don’t have an agenda behind it’

Fatima Sana Shaikh is coming back to movies after two years with back-to-back releases Anurag Basu’s Ludo and Abhishek Sharma’s Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari. Here she talks about her movies, working with acting giants, and more.
Fatima Sana Shaikh will be seen in Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari.
Fatima Sana Shaikh will be seen in Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari.
Updated on Oct 28, 2020 06:45 AM IST
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Shabana Azmi shares Javed Akhtar’s picture as he poses with his Richard Dawkins Award

Shabana Azmi has posted a picture of her husband, lyricist Javed Akhtar with his Richard Dawkins Award. Javed is the first Indian to be presented the prestigious award.
Shabana Azmi has posted a happy picture of Javed Akhtar with his award.
Shabana Azmi has posted a happy picture of Javed Akhtar with his award.
Updated on Oct 26, 2020 09:18 PM IST
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ByAsian News International | Posted by Soumya Srivastava

Mahesh Bhatt, Mukesh Bhatt file Rs 1 cr defamation suit in HC against actor Luveina Lodh

Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt have filed a defamation suit against actor Luveina Lodh for claiming that they are harassing her and are aware of her husband’s drug and human trafficking business.
Mahesh Bhatt has filed a defamation case.
Mahesh Bhatt has filed a defamation case.
Updated on Oct 26, 2020 06:55 PM IST
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ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Soumya Srivastava

Ariana Grande drops White House-based music video for Positions, even Suhana Khan is a fan of her look

Ariana Grande has shared the music video for her latest song, Positions. She has launched a surprise album by the same name. The video shows Ariana as the President of the United States.
Ariana Grande has shared the music video of her new song.
Ariana Grande has shared the music video of her new song.
Updated on Oct 23, 2020 10:35 PM IST
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ByAsian News International | Posted by Soumya Srivastava

Bhumi Pednekar excited for Durgavati: ‘I have always had a co-star to share the responsibility with, now I am helming this film’

Bhumi Pednekar will soon be seen in Durgavati. The film is a horror thriller and will mark Bhumi’s first solo project. Talking about the movie, Bhumi said she is excited to be working on the movie.
Bhumi Pednekar is looking forward to her first solo film.
Bhumi Pednekar is looking forward to her first solo film.
Updated on Oct 23, 2020 04:33 PM IST
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ByAsian News International | Posted by Soumya Srivastava

Jared Leto to return as The Joker for Zack Snyder’s Justice League

Oscar-winner Jared Leto is reportedly coming back as Joker for Zack Snyder’s cut of Justice League. The actor had played the iconic villain in David Ayer’s 2016 anti-hero ensemble Suicide Squad.
Jared Leto will play Joker again.
Jared Leto will play Joker again.
Updated on Oct 22, 2020 06:47 PM IST
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ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Soumya Srivastava

Comedy Couple movie review: Saqib Saleem, Shweta Basu Prasad attempt to dial up the funny

Comedy Couple movie review: Saqib Saleem and Shweta Basu Prasad star in Nachiket Samant’s film about a couple in Gurugram who are trying to make it big in the comedy world. The film, while brave in a few choices it makes, is marred by unimpressive writing and performances.
Comedy Couple movie review: Saqib Saleem and Shweta Basu Prasad are the leads.
Comedy Couple movie review: Saqib Saleem and Shweta Basu Prasad are the leads.
Updated on Oct 22, 2020 02:57 PM IST
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Taish trailer breakdown: Bejoy Nambiar, Pulkit Samrat, Jim Sarbh, Kriti Kharbanda, Sanjeeda Shaikh explain their slick thriller

Taish trailer: Director Bejoy Nambiar and his actors Pulkit Samrat, Jim Sarbh, Kriti Kharbanda and Sanjeeda Shaikh sat down with us and discussed the first trailer for their slick new thriller.
Jim Sarbh and Kriti Kharbanda in Taish.
Jim Sarbh and Kriti Kharbanda in Taish.
Updated on Oct 16, 2020 08:03 PM IST
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Soumitra Chatterjee tests negative for coronavirus

Veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee has tested negative for coronavirus but is still in ‘acute confusional state’, as described by hospital authorities. Soumitra had tested positive on October 6 and was admitted to a Kolkata hospital.
Soumitra Chatterjee is still not completely well.
Soumitra Chatterjee is still not completely well.
Updated on Oct 14, 2020 10:31 PM IST
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ByPress Trust of India | Postwed by Soumya Srivastava

Two and a Half Men star Conchata Ferrell dies at 77

Conchata Ferrell, who played the no-nonsense housekeeper Berta in the sitcom Two and a Half Men, has died. Her co-stars from the show, Jon Cryer and Charlie Sheen paid tributes on Twitter.
Conchata Ferrell starred in 200 episodes of Two and a Half Men.
Conchata Ferrell starred in 200 episodes of Two and a Half Men.
Updated on Oct 14, 2020 03:06 PM IST
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ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Soumya Srivastava

Akshay Kumar’s Laxmmi Bomb trailer to be out tomorrow

The first trailer for Akshay Kumar’s Laxmmi Bomb will be unveiled on Friday. The actor took to social media on Thursday to share the news with his fans and also released a short teaser.
Laxmmi Bomb will be out on November 9.
Laxmmi Bomb will be out on November 9.
Updated on Oct 08, 2020 03:44 PM IST
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ByAsian News International | Posted by Soumya Srivastava

GOT prequel House of the Dragon brings Paddy Considine on board as king Viserys Targaryen

Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon has finalised Paddy Considine in the role of King Viserys Targaryen. The new show will take place 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones.
Paddy Considine will play the ancestor of Daenerys Targaryen on the GOT prequel.
Paddy Considine will play the ancestor of Daenerys Targaryen on the GOT prequel.
Updated on Oct 06, 2020 09:31 PM IST
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